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Kyle Richardson

Kyle Richardson

Induction year: 2019

• South Point (Belmont, NC)
• Appalachian State – Bachelors, History
• California – Masters, Educational Leadership
• Clemson University – Masters, Athletic Leadership

• Lettered in Football (3), Basketball and Baseball in high school
• As Offensive Coordinator at Northwestern High School:  State Championship and Undefeated Season (’10), Upper State Champions (’08, ’09, ’10), four consecutive playoff berths (’07, ’08, ’09, ’10), 12-3 playoff record, 24-0 region record
• As Head Coach at Northwestern:  Two State Championships (’13, ’15) and Undefeated Season (’13), Upper State Champions (’12, ’13, ’15), five consecutive playoff berths (’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ‘15), 14-3 playoff record, 25-4 region record, 58-13 career record, #7 Final Poll ranking in USA Today National Poll
• Offensive Coordinator or Head Coach for Northwestern’s Record Breaking Performances including:  Team and Individuals placed in National High School Record Book in 44 different categories (Top 25); 3 NFL players (Worley, Patterson, & Rudolph), Shrine Bowl MVP (Rudolph), Multiple All-State/All-Americans (Worley, Joseph, Rudolph, Hart), Gatorade National Player of the Year (Worley); Finalists for South Carolina Mr. Football (Worley, Rudolph, Hart, Maloney); WSOC Big 22 Player of the Year (Hart)
• 2013 Nike South Carolina Coach of the Year
• 2014 Carolina Panthers’ Coach Of the Year
• As Clemson University Senior Offensive Assistant (’16 - present): 2 time National Champions (’16, ’18), 3 College Football Playoff Appearances (’16, ’17, ’18), 3 time ACC Champions (’16, ’17, ’18)

• Received national accolades for the  WIN TODAY! Academic & Character program he created/implemented at Northwestern High School while Head Coach.  From 2011-2015, he toured the country speaking about the program to teaching conferences, coaching conventions and clinics, and at the Nike Headquarters in Oregon
• Created “Gameday Giveback”, a program designed for players to spend time with area elementary school students, speaking about the WIN TODAY! Program on game days.  The program allowed teachers/principals to select deserving students to be recognized.  Those students would share reasons for winning at that nights’ game and them and their families to be special guests of the team at the game.